Update: Community shocked after two people killed in Hethersett crash

A community is in shock after two people died in a crash on a busy main road in Hethersett.

Yesterday, a single bouquet of flowers was laid under a tree on the verge of the B1172 Norwich Road.

Both front seat passengers of the Volvo 850 died from injuries sustained in the crash on Saturday night. The victims were named locally as Sara Page, who was driving, and Trevor Bunn. Both lived in Hethersett.

A boy, believed to be 17-years-old who was sitting in the back of the car suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

He was being treated at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital last night.

The female driver of the Peugeot suffered minor injuries.

The crash happened at around 11.10pm when the Volvo collided with a Peugeot 206 at the junction with Station Lane.

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Police, ambulance and three fire crews from Norwich, Sprowston and Earlham attended the scene.

Firefighters had to release three of the people involved who were trapped and tackled a fire in one of the vehicles.

A friend of the man who died spoke of his shock at the crash.

Jazz Abbott, 19, said he the 28-year-old had lived in the village all his life.

'I found out about it last night. I didn't know who it was but I drove up here last night and saw everything', he said.

Neighbour Steven Ashling, 38, who lives Norwich Road said he had seen the blue flashing lights but had not heard the crash.

'There were police cars, fire engines and a paramedic unit and ambulance.'

He said that he was very sad at what had happened.

It was one of a number of crashes on road in the region over the weekend - particularly on Friday night after the rain.

The A148 at Upper Sheringham was closed late into Friday night after a motorbike and car crashed and a man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn with pelvic injuries.

A man was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital by air ambulance with leg injuries after he fell off his motorbike on the B1077 at South Pickenham at around 5.15pm.

There was also a crash in Attleborough on Saturday at around 10am when two cars crashed on the Norwich Road where there were minor injuries.

Norfolk Police's serious collision investigation team (SCIT) has appealed for witnesses to the Hethersett crash and would like to hear from anyone with information about the manner of driving of either vehicle leading up to the crash.

Contact SCIT on 0845 456 4567.

Do you wish to pay tribute to either of the victims? Call reporter Stephanie Brooks on 01379 651153 or email stephanie.brooks@archant.co.uk

Some tributes paid on twitter:

Sad sad day, R.I.P Sara and trev. I can't believe it, I just feel numb

Sam i'm not sure what happened but looks like it was trev Bunn, has well shocked me, so very young! x

I really can't believe it, what a waste, brings back so many memories I feel for the whole family :(

Totally devastated x

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